PhD student: aggregation of solid particles suspension in polymer solutions


The project is focused on developing theoretical foundations of additive manufacturing (aka 3D printing) of ceramic and polymeric micro- and nano- porous materials

X    Theoretical / simulation studies of structure and dynamics of precursor suspensions

X    Role of multiparticle forces explored using machine learning

X    Models of agglomeration, influence on the structure of final materials

X    Close collaboration with theoretical polymer physicists, experimental experts and industry


Academic Qualifications:


X    MSс degree in Chemistry, Physics or Chemical Engineering or possibly Mechanical Engineering or Applied Math

X    Solid background in bulk and interfacial thermodynamics and transport

X    Solid knowledge in applied math (linear algebra, differential equations) at the level of regular university courses

X    Reasonable programming skills required; proficiency in scripting languages

     is a plus.

X    language/communication skills: ability to take courses in English, defend your point of view, interact with researchers outside your immediate area of study

X    Experience in molecular simulation methods (molecular dynamics and/or Monte Carlo) and a reasonable knowledge of appropriate simulation software (e.g. LAMMPS, Towhee etc ) is a plus;

X    Background and experience in continuous thermodynamics and transport modeling is a plus


Learning opportunity


X    Work in intellectually challenging, dynamic, cross-discipline environment

X    Close interaction/cooperation with industry

X    Classes taught by top professionals in their fields


Skoltech offers attractive stipend and benefits. English is the working language of Skoltech. Knowledge of Russian is helpful, but not required. Interested applicants should contact Aleksey Vishnyakov ( Starting date for PhD students at Skoltech is 1 Nov. Strong candidates might be offered a research internship prior to the official start of the PhD program.